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Contreira ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Contreira Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 00:33 Local time
SatSunday 20
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 12 12 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 15
NW 20
NW 25
Wind State cross-

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Contreira in Madeira is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. No beach break here and there is also a left hand reef break.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Azores Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Porto Moniz, 3 km from Contreira.

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Contreira Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Funchal, 13 km from Contreira.


Air temperature
15 °C

Current weather near Contreira

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Caniçal, 25 miles from Contreira.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.27
Dominant period (s) 12.5 15.6 14.1 13.3

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Overall Contreira Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Contreira is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 78 km (48 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Contreira is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 472 km (293 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Contreira, Madeira. Use the tab navigation above to view Contreira sea temperature, Contreira photographs, Contreira detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Contreira webcams, current wind from Madeira live weather stations and Contreira tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Portugal wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Contreira.